Spring is almost here, which means it’s almost time for Spring Cleaning! Whether you find the prospect of cleaning fun or daunting, it’s a necessary time to get everything ready for the warmer months ahead.
After successfully scrubbing, dusting, and clearing your home of clutter, it’s important not to forget your HVAC system. Your units are not only responsible for heating and cooling your home, but they also heavily affect the quality of your indoor air
Check out these cleaning and maintenance steps you can take to keep your systems running smoothly and your air clean.
Soon the flowers will be blooming, and the bees will be buzzing! While these signs are something many will be happy about, it can be a time of dread for those with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 24 million people suffer from hay fever, Which is why keeping a clean HVAC system is so important.
Getting Your Ducts Cleaned
Over time allergens, dirt, and debris will build up in your system, and this is especially true for those with pets or those who have had construction work done in their home over the past year. If your home hasn’t had a duct cleaning in the last 3-5 years, it’s likely your HVAC systems are just blowing years of build-up into your home.
It’s best to hire a professional to come and clean your ducts every few years to avoid nasty debris shooting out into the air you breathe. If you have someone in your home who has allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory illness, you should consider getting a yearly duct cleaning. Another way to keep your ducts as clean as possible is by regularly dusting your home to prevent any further contamination in your ducts. However, it will not undo what is already in your ducts.
Cleaning or Replacing Your HVAC Air Filters
Often the air filters of our HVAC systems can be out of sight and out of mind. This mindset actually causes a lot more problems than many people believe.
By cleaning or changing your dirty filters every 1-3 months, you not only will prevent your systems from shooting nasty allergens and dust into your home, but you also allow them to run at peak efficiency.
Clogged filters cause units to work harder when heating and cooling your home. The more energy your system needs to perform, the higher your energy bills will be, and the more likely it is that a breakdown will occur.
Getting a Maintenance Check for Your Air Conditioner
There is no better way to beat the heat in late spring and the summer than with an air conditioner. If you have ever experienced an AC breakdown, you know just how intolerable the heat can be when you have no escape. By scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner this spring, you can ensure your system will be running at full capacity when you need it most. During the inspection, the technicians will check all the parts of your system to make sure everything is in working order. This will help your unit run more efficiently and make sure it is ready for an increased workload this summer, which will save you money on your utility bill and improve your AC’s lifespan.
A Name You Can Trust
Make sure your HVAC systems are prepared to fight back against the coming allergens and heat by contacting the experienced team at Haisma Heating & Cooling. Call (616) 319-2121 to schedule your appointment today!